Thinghuus , Ann
Lives in Vancouver, BC
The daughter of a Danish father and a Chinese mother, Thinghuus draws on her culturally diverse Asian, European and Canadian heritage to generate a radical fusion of textures and styles in her painting and prints. Extensive international travel has helped to hone these cosmopolitan influences into a fundamentally diverse and original worldview which seems to manifest in her paintings. Thinghuus works in the style of Abstract Expressionism, which is a dynamic fusion of Surrealism and Abstraction, seeking to awaken in the viewer and in the artist, a deeper, often physical, response to the work. Large scale, edge-to-edge compositions and rich colours fill the eyes, often with unified fields that are connected by movement and traces of the brush.